Technology on Children-Adolescents

By Nicole Aguilar

Times have changed

The definition of technology is “the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.” Technology has come a long way from the past 10 -15 years. From the telephone evolving to a PC. Technology is continuing to evolve and being exposed to children at a very early age. Have a question, all one has to do is "google" the answer and there it is.

Types of Questions

Should parent be scared of the future of their children?

What are the true effects of technology on children, teenagers and even adolescents?

Each form of technology is very different but has a way of linking to one another in some way, are parents introducing this to children too early?

Answers

After much research I did find all the answers I was looking for in my research paper. According to many sources there will always be positive and negative effects however parent must be their to monitor and make sure our children are safe. Technology shouldn't take over our lives it should just improve it.

My Research

After carefully wording questions Ms.Anderson was there to assist me with my sources. The sources I had used were very helpful many were research papers, journals, articles and websites I found each one with even more information. Noodle bib was easy and overall very helpful to use while completing this particular paper and would recommend it and use it again.

Final Thoughts

Technology is consistently changing and it seems as our children are getting younger and younger being exposed to it. I asked myself if this is harmful and found that it is actually beneficial for children. Children strive and want to know more they ask one another questions or problem solve themselves. Its a great tool to use when trying to get answers or reach out to someone. As parents however it is our job to monitor each and overtime our children are exposed to technology. If we don't see what they are doing we are giving them that risk for a negative experience.